Trivandrum: Four-year-old boy from Maranad, near Kottarakara, is in the Thiruvananthapuram Government Medical College Hospital after being attacked by a stray dog about 11 a.m. on Wednesday while he was playing with his elder brother in the courtyard of their house.
When boy's mother, who tried to chase away the dogs, was bitten on her hands and legs.
The incident comes three days after a 65-year-old woman was mauled to death by a pack of dogs at coastal hamlet Pullivilla near here, prompting the state government to announce stern measures, including culling of violent dogs, to check the menace.
According the mother of the boy, he was attacked while playing in front of his house.
"When I tried to push them away I was bitten on the hands and legs," she told television channels. Meanwhile, incidents of dog bites have been reported from rural areas of the city and Palakkad district. Eight persons at Palakkad and another at Pullivilla were attacked by street dogs.